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Ticket Reservation Confusion (first time Eurailer)
Hello! I am trying to get from Austria to Venice in March. I found a direct route that states that I need to purchase a seat reservation from Villach Hbf to Venezia Santa Lucia but when I went to do so on my computer only a paper ticket is available. Since I would much prefer a mobile ticket I followed advice I saw on a separate forum and went to the Czech Rail website to see if I could purchase a seat reservation there. The confusing thing though is that when I found the exact same route for my journey it said, “no restrictions on the route.” I’m wholly unsure which information I should trust, could I even still use my eurail pass for this route if I don’t purchase a reservation since it’s from the eurail site itself that’s stating I need said reservation? I don’t know if opting for a paper ticket would be a safer option as I’m worried about it not arriving at my hostel in time.Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thank you for taking the time to read this. 💓
Route ideas starting from UK
Hi! I was thinking of starting my Interrail Summer by doing a trip in May, fly to London, then some days in UK (Scotland and back), Eurostar to Brussels (I was in Paris last year, so a different route) and fly back after 8/9 days from Germany or Poland where I can get a cheap flight. Any thoughts on best places in Scotland / elsewhere in UK as absolutely must visit? Do you think 1st class is worth the money in UK?
Travelling from Graz to Brescia
On Friday 17 Feb 2023 I want to travel using my global eurail pass if possible, from Graz to Brescia. If I search on google maps there are trains via Villach but no other train sites give this option-they only show the Flixbus. I’m happy to leave very early in the morning. Anyone know more?
"Proper" 1st class from Wales?
I will be getting the TFW train from Holyhead to Cardiff in a couple of weeks on a 1st class Interrail. This particular train is the only TFW one that has an actual dining car according to their website - “Our first-class dining service and food bar service is currently only available on our Premier Service between Cardiff and Holyhead.”I understand that GWR are a good bet for a dining car on trains to London. It looks like their availability is limited this month - https://www.gwr.com/travelling-with-us/pullman-dining, but hopefully will be available when I plan on traveling.I think I heard somewhere that some UK carriers had dropped theirs in recent years, but I don’t know which ones still have them other than TFW and GWR. Does anyone know what routes north out of London have dining cars, or even which operators still have them in general?Thanks,David I see the title and the post don’t match, but I can’t change the title unfortunately.
Interrail in Norway
Hello everyone!I´m planning an interrail trip with my sister in Norway right now and we have some questions regarding the trains. On the trip we would like to travel with the following trains, but we don´t know if they are included in the interrail pass, because they are also scenic routes: The trains are Jærbanen, Bergen railway, Dovrebanen and Nordlandsbanen. We can find the routes in the app, but it always says regional train, so we don´t know if they are those trains we wanna go with. Did anybody go with those trains and can tell us, if they are included in the pass? The support of interrail couldn´t really help us.I also have another questions. There are some train routes I can´t find in the app, but on the website of Norrtag. Since the interrail pass enables us to go with trains operated by Norrtag, I suppose we can go with any train of them, no matter if we can find it in interrail or not. Is that true? Thank you so much in advance!Best,Isabell 😊
My 5 day itinerary! Make sense?
Hi… I’m planning a 15 day continuous EURAIL trip in November and I’m doing the planning stages now (February!)The image shows my itinerary (from England) and it seems to make sense to me. If anyone has any thoughts or ideas that can help me improve or adjust it, I would be grateful.This trip is a ‘practice trip’ and a few months later I’ll try a longer one, probably to Greece and Italy.But this is my (flexible) plan for this November. :)Thanks for looking!
Looking for route suggestions and input | Spain -> Italy -> Greece
Hi!I interrailed abit through eastern/central europe last year, not with the pass at its so confusing haha. I always just booked trainticket and seat a day or two before and then I went to the next city with the exception from Vienna to Budapest which I had to delay for one day as the one I wanted was full. This worked perfectly. But I’m I’m considering taking a trip from early june for a month trough abit more expensive routes and would need some help finding routes that often dont get booked far in advance as I dont like planning too far ahead. I was thinking maybe going something like this:-Barcelona 3-4 nights-Nimes 2 nights (train to Nimes)-Nice 3-4 nights (flexibus/train to Nice)-Milan 3 nights (train to milan)-Venice 3-4 nights (train to milan)-Ljubljana or Zagreb 2-3 nights (bus to Ljubljana seems like best option?)-Split 2-3 nights (train to Split)-Dubrovnik 2-3 nights (ferry to Dubrovnik)-And to Athens, but unsure on how. Maybe plane from split or dubrovnik? Would love to bus
Overnight travel followed by train connection travel day clarification
Hi,I’m travelling from Prague to Geneva.I’m taking the sleeper train Prague (18:21) to Zurich (08:20) overnight then Zurich to Geneva on that same day.I know the first part of the journey counts as 1 travel day because it’s overnight. What about the 2nd part of the trip? Is this considered as a 2nd travel day or is this still part of the first travel day? They need to be booked/reserved separately.Thanks.
Own country travelling with Eurostar
Hi,The UK is my country of residence.I'm travelling from Edinburgh to Paris (Edinburgh-London by national rail + London-Paris by Eurostar).Do the 2 trips count as 1 outbound journey in my own country or is this 2 and I need to book the Edinburgh to London separately please?This would be over 2 days (overnight in London) as I'll be heading straight to Prague from Paris.I won’t need the ‘return’ in my own country at the end of the trip.Thanks
Greek Island Advice Please!
Hi allHoping someone on here may have done similar before and we can benefit from their experience!We wish to start our 2 month global pass starting approx 26th March by visiting / hopping between max 3 Greek islands, spending about 3 nights on each island.We are trying to plan the simplest short travel plan directly from one island to the next, ideally avoiding having to go to the mainland eg Piraeus in between islands. Around our starting dates, we can only fly from Ireland to Corfu, Athens, Chania or Santorini. Of those, our preferred ‘start points’ are Corfu or Santorini. (we have already visited Crete, Athens and Santorini).After the Greek islands, our next destination is Amalfi coast, Italy.So, after our Greek islands, we need to get to Athens, to fly to Naples, Italy or alternatively get to Patras or Igoumenitsa to ferry to Bari, Italy.Some inter-island ferries are understandably limited in frequency due to being low season so itineraries which are straightforward in the summer,
Suggestions for places to visit between Madrid and Bucharest?
Hi everyone!I did some railing last Summer, two weeks with my now 10-year-old son and two one-week-trips by myself… I/we enjoyed it so much we decided to go again this summer, this time going by plane in the beginning and end. (Taking ferry+train from Finland both ways takes a lot of time). So, now we have a plane to Madrid on 3rd June and a plane to Copenhagen from Bucharest on the 14th June. What places do you recommend we visit in between? To narrow that down:We’ll probably take the night train to Romania (or indeed straight to Bucharest) from Vienna. So it’s maybe more about what places to visit between Madrid and Vienna, of course we can do something else if you give a great suggestion! Last Summer, we already saw a lot (Berlin, Munich, Rijeka, Austrian alps, Zurich, Paris) so I figured we’d go another route this year. Maybe Madrid-Barcelona-Marseille-Nice-Milano-Venezia? What are some of the great places to visit - also with a child - in those areas…? Regards, Ilkka
Istanbul to Budapest early April
Hi, we are a couple in our 60s travelling from Istanbul in early April to Budapest.Can anyone recommend some routes through Sofia or Bucharest . I know that the train to Bucharest takes 20 hours with a change of train in the middle of the night.Any small towns or cities recommended on either route. Many thanks.
Livorno Port on foot?
HiWe’re using our passes to go from Scotland to Sardinia. We will be sailing from Livorno with Corsica Ferries. We want to walk to the terminal but Google maps suggest we have to take a long detour north to walk there from the town centre. Has anyone else walked to this ferry and is this route correct!thanks
Travel to Greece by train with two kids
Hi, this summer we will be travelling with Interrail passes to Greece from Utrecht, the Netherlands. We are Interrail newbees and wondering if you have som advice on :What is the best way to travel? What are nice higlights to stop? Vienna is on our list? Where to board on the boat? When to book the trains?
Travelling with an 11 year old autistic child
I am travelling from Australia in mid April with my 11 year old autistic son. We are travelling for 16 weeks through 11 countries starting in France. We wish to do a number of train journeys within each country not really big cities. We are visiting France, Spain, Morocco, portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Austria, Germany, Denmark, Netherlands, UK and Malta in that order.I have used the Traineline App and costed out just the main country journeys which exceeds theGlobal Pass however I'm struggling to work out the reservation cost associated with each eurail pass to see which is the best option. Our country dates are fixed but we have flexibility within each country so want to know if we can also use a Global pass to travel from say Porto to Lisbon as an example.Sorry for long question but the challenges are great for this journey.Thank you
Trains from North Italy (Turin and Milano) to the Netherlands during the summer
We want to travel from the north of Italy (Turin) back home in July. We are with 3 children so we need a reservation but the only trains I can find are the TGV to Paris and than to Rotterdam/Amsterdam. But the reservations are very expensive. When I search for example in march there also connections to Basel-Frankfurt-Utrecht. Will that trains become later in the interrail-app? Does somebody knows that?Karlijn
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